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(noun, adj.sat, verb, adj.)


There are 16 meanings of the word Keen.

How to pronounce keen:


Keen - as a noun

A funeral lament sung with loud wailing

Keen - as an adjective satellite

Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Example: "An acute observer of politics and politicians"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Intense or sharp

Example: "Suffered exquisite pain"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Example: "A cutting wind"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Having a sharp cutting edge or point

Example: "A keen blade"

Keen - as a verb

Express grief verbally

Example: "We lamented the death of the child"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Keen - as an adjective

Often with a prepositional phrase, or with to and an infinitive: showing a quick and ardent responsiveness or willingness; eager, enthusiastic, interested.

Example: "I’m keen on computers."

Fierce, intense, vehement.

Example: "This boy has a keen appetite."

Having a fine edge or point; sharp.

Acute of mind, having or expressing mental acuteness; penetrating, sharp.

Acrimonious, bitter, piercing.

Example: "Keen satire or sarcasm"

Of cold, wind, etc.: cutting, penetrating, piercing, sharp.

Example: "A keen wind"

Of prices, extremely low as to be competitive.


Example: "I just got this peachy keen new dress."

Brave, courageous; audacious, bold.

Example Sentences

"She has a keen interest in photography."
"He has a keen sense of smell."
"The detective had a keen eye for details."
"I have a keen appetite for spicy food."
"The child showed a keen understanding of the poem."
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Word Game Points

Is KEEN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, keen is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

KEEN has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is KEEN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, keen is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
KEEN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is KEEN a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, keen is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
KEEN has a WORDFEUD points total of 8.

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